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At The Cannes Film Festival, Sean Penn Slams Trump's Response To COVID-19.
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At The Cannes Film Festival, Sean Penn Slams Trump's Response To COVID-19.


CANNES, FranceSean Penn took advantage of an opportunity to criticize Donald Trump at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, and he took it.

At a press conference for his new film "Flag Day," the two-time Oscar winner slammed the former president's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Penn, who has led an effort to test and vaccinate underserved communities, said Trump and his White House "let down" the country and the world with misinformation and "half-truths," calling it an "obscene administration in all terms, humanly and politically."

“It felt like someone with a machine gun gunning down communities that were most vulnerable from a turret at the White House when my team and I would come home from test and vaccination sites late at night, particularly during testing under Trump,” he added.

President Joe Biden and his administration, he said emphatically, have provided welcome relief.

“There was no effort of integrity coming from the federal government until the Trump administration was dismissed,” he said of the transition to President Biden’s task force.

Penn previously accused Trump of "negligent homicide on a massive scale."

“Flag Day,” which Penn directed and co-stars in with his daughter Dylan, premiered Saturday at Cannes, which hasn’t been held since May 2019 due to the pandemic. Masks are required at the Palais des Festivals, and the party scene at the prestigious film festival has been quieter than usual.

“Flag Day,” based on Jennifer Vogel’s memoir, follows the turbulent relationship of a con man (Penn) and his daughter (Dylan Penn), who becomes a journalist.

Penn stated that he gave the script to Matt Damon a month and a half before shooting to gauge Damon's interest in playing the lead, but Damon told him that he would be a "stupid schmuck" to pass up the chance to act alongside his daughter.

3 Comments
  • Michigan J Frogg
    • Michigan J Frogg
    • 12 Jul, 2021

    Obviously, Spicoli was the intelligent one.

  • Freeland_Dave
    • Freeland_Dave
    • 12 Jul, 2021

    Sean who? Like I care what this ignoramus has to say? He's not even a B grade actor.

  • Mad Celt
    • Mad Celt
    • 12 Jul, 2021

    He doesn't look like he has enough brains to pour crap out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel.

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